Monthly Archives: May 2017

The beginning of the end!

Between the heavy rain of last Sunday (May 20) to the heavy rain of this Thursday (May 25), birds took advantage of the good weather to continue their migration. There was a new suite of migrants showing up in the

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Peak warbler has happened!

The tropical push kept going on May 13 when migrant waves washed upon the shores of Georgian Bay at Cabot Head: it was another successful day of banding and observing. A total of 74 species were counted, including 18 species

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A gallery

From top left, clockwise: An adult male Scarlet Tanager; A young female Pileated Woodpecker; A “Gambell” White-crowned Sparrow (a sub-species from the West); an adult male Blackburnian Warbler. A few of the wonderful birds who come through and are “lucky”

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The Tropics have arrived!

What a difference a week makes! The horizon now shimmers with fresh green leaves, a tentative warmth seeps into our cold bones, a Tree Swallow pair has adopted the newly installed nest box. And colourful, tropical-looking birds are arriving in

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The many moods of Cabot Head!

Pictures: Stéphane Menu

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It’s a hoot!

On May 3, after a long afternoon walking the Bruce Trail in the Bruce Peninsula National Park, the international BPBO team drove back to the station buoyed by a full sunny day. Arriving near the gate, where the landscape opens

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Let’s talk about the weather!

On our third day of continuous rain (May 2), I believe that a post on the weather is in order. As you probably know, when it rains, there is no banding, as it would be too dangerous for the birds.

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